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Press Release (06.17.16) - Speeding Drivers

Press Release (06.14.16) - Pedestrian Operation

Press Release (06.12.16) - Epic Rides and Pedestrians

Press Release (06.10.16) - Motor Unit Adopts Catmandu

Press Release (06.10.16) - Carson City Domestic Battery Death

Press Release (06.09.16) - Joining Forces Pedestrian Results

Press Release (06.07.16) - Carson City Attempted Murder

Press Release (06.03.16) - Joining Forces Pedestrians

Press Release (06.03.16) - Pedestrians in the Summer

Press Release (06.01.16) - Pets in Vehicles

Press Release (06.01.16) - Joining Forces Click It or Ticket Results

Press Release (05.19.16) - Riders 

Press Release (05.16.16) - Cops & Kids

Press Release (05.12.16) - Carson City Robbery

Press Release (05.11.16) - Joining Forces Click It or Ticket

Press Release (05.11.16) - Relay for Life

Press Release (04.30.16) - School Zone

Press Release (04.28.16) - Northern Nevada DUI Task Force Award

Press Release (04.23.16) - Don't Drunk and Drive Drinking

Press Release (04.22.16) - Joining Forces Distracted Driving Results

Press Release (04.16.16) - Look Before You Leap

Press Release (04.09.16) - Signs

Press Release (04.09.16) - Joining Forces Impaired Drivers Riders Results

Press Release (04.02.16) - Zombie Drivers

Press Release (04.01.16) - Joining Forces Distracted Drivers

Press Release (03.26.16) - Dirt Bike and ATV Riders

Press Release (03.21.16) - Carson City Sheriff's New Non-Emergency Number

Press Release (03.19.16) - Release Bicycles

Press Release (03.18.16) - Joining Forces Impaired Drivers

Press Release (03.15.16) - Carson City Pursuit/Vehicle Crash

Press Release (03.12.16) - St. Patrick's Day

Press Release (03.05.16) - Driving Cautions

Press Release (03.03.16) - Update of Body Located in Canyon East of Carson

Press Release (03.02.16) - Fatal Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sheriff Ken Furlong 
Date: February 23, 2016
Subject: Public Safety Project Lives 

This morning at 5 a.m., the Carson City Sheriff’s Office implemented upgrades made to the key Public Safety infrastructure system known as Tiburon. This 18 month, $1.2 million dollar project was funded by the Board of Supervisor last year. Project and Communications Manager Karin Mracek was on hand this morning in Dispatch as the 15 year old system was shut down and the new turned on. The implementation phase went just as projected, and had no impact or delay to any city or emergency services.

Providing direct support to the change-over this morning were most the city Information Technology employees, Sheriff and Fire representatives, nine Tiburon technicians and support personnel, along with trainers and operators both at the Communications Center and the Sheriff’s Office. Throughout the day, as each component of the system was activated, technicians assisted to verify and adjust to any challenges encountered. Sheriff Furlong is declaring this project an absolute success. Not only was the newer system turned on without any interruption of services, but the project was completed on time and under the budget. Dispatch Manager Mracek and Assistant to the Sheriff Christine Tuttle did an outstanding job.

The Windows based Tiburon up-grade is replacing the older Unix data technology of the 1980’s. This advantage allows city Information Technology experts greater maintenance access, insures continuous support from Tiburon, and enhanced critical information systems supporting officers and fire/paramedic personnel responding to the community needs. For Carson City residents, this means that those data systems supporting our public safety entities, along with many other Carson government departments, have the most reliable and efficient systems available.

The upgraded new Tiburon system is the same as used by many large metropolitan agencies across the county. Efficiency in cost and operations has always been a goal of the Sheriff’s Office. This platform provides Computer Aided Dispatch and 911 services at its core. Because the decision was made years ago to operate all Sheriff’s Operations from a single streamlined platform, the intelligence based system then feeds information directly to emergency response personnel in the field, and provides the connections to the reporting and detention management components. The single platform philosophy reduces costly interfaces, and enhances technical challenges that could arise.

Over the last 15 years, managers of the Tiburon system have successfully saved the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of dollars by working closely with Tiburon to insure the integrity of the system. This will continue in the future. The new platform enhancements feed city, Sheriff, and Fire officials with critical information that is used to monitor key public safety performance indicators. This feature was critical, since the Sheriff’s Office alone draws over 600 data indicators from the system every month. Among the performance measures delivered are emergency response times, crime rates, crime mapping features, and community demand for services. The ability to gain real time data is a fundamental responsibility of the managers and expansion capabilities were critical. Sheriff Furlong received assurances that with today’s implementation, the Carson City community will be served for years to come with the best and most efficient public safety platform affordable.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel
Date: February 13, 2016
Subject: February Compliance Checkpoint

On Saturday February 20th, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a compliance checkpoint on William Street. In addition to focusing on impaired drivers, the checkpoint will also be looking for driver’s license and registration violations. DUI saturation patrols will also be done during this time. This checkpoint is being conducted independently and is not associated with the Joining Forces campaign for this month.

The media is invited to cover this event. More information may be obtained by contacting me at the number or e-mail listed below.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel
Date: February 12, 2016
Subject: Valentines Day Message 

Each year on February 14th many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “Valentine.” Celebrating with dinner and drink is also a popular way of sharing this special day. This year, show your valentine that you truly care for them. Choose not to drink and drive after your special evening.

Looking deeply into each other’s eyes is romantic but, refrain from doing so while driving. Being distracted even for a moment can lead to a vehicle crash. Loving texts and emoji’s? Send them when you are not driving or at home. No one wants to get a follow up message or call that their loved one has been injured in a crash because they were texting while driving.

Proposing on Valentine’s Day is very common, however, take your time and slow down while driving to the location that you have chosen to surprise your future spouse. Don’t let the excitement of the moment take away your concentration while you’re driving. Better to get a “Yes” than a ticket.

You have looked far and wide for that special someone who is the perfect fit for you. Let them know that you will always cherish them and do all that you can to keep them safe. Make sure that you and the one you love are always wearing your seatbelts when travelling in your vehicle. Reach that honeymoon destination safely and enjoy many more Valentine Days to come.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel
Date: February 11, 2016
Subject: Speeding Drivers 

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office along with other law enforcement agencies throughout the State, will be participating in Joining Forces through the month of February. The focus of the event will be Speeding Drivers.

Speeding is a contributing factor in approximately one-third of fatal crashes on the nation’s roadways. Exceeding the speed limit is considered aggressive driving as is weaving in and out of traffic and failing to yield to other motorists.

Most motorists, however, do not believe speeding is as risky as other behaviors, but according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the consequences of driving too fast include:
• Greater potential for loss of vehicle control
• Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment
• Increased stopping distance when the driver perceives a danger
• Increased degree of crash severity leading to more debilitating injuries
• Unexpected economic and psychological implications of a speed-related crash

Grant Funding for this event is provided by the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety. These monies are used to pay for additional deputies who will be out looking for speeding drivers.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of DUI, distracted driving, seat belt use, speeding and pedestrian safety. The goal of these enforcement campaigns is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel
Date: January 29, 2016
Subject: Postponed Checkpoint

The compliance checkpoint scheduled for Sunday January 31, 2016 has been postponed due to weather conditions that are being predicted on that date. Impaired driving saturation patrols will remain in effect on that day. The checkpoint will be rescheduled in the near future.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel
Date: January 28, 2016
Subject: Winter Weather Travel 

With winter weather again coming to the area an expectation of wind, rain and snow will lead to hazardous driving conditions. This in turn can lead to car crashes. Planning ahead will help prevent these crashes. Slow down, leave early and drive with care.

If travelling, check the road conditions along your route and abide by the restrictions. We may feel that we absolutely have to get there but, is it worth the risk of injury or even death in the event of a crash?

Should you decide to travel, make sure that you and your passengers are wearing your seatbelts securely before the vehicle moves. If travelling with children remember that any child less than 6 years of age who weighs less than 60 pounds must ride in an approved child restraint system. (NRS 484B.157)

Keep an emergency kit handy with blankets, first aid kit, water, food, etc. just in case something happens that keeps you stranded for a while. Be sure your cell phones are charged up and carry an extra battery just in case. Let loved ones know your route and when you expect to arrive.

By planning ahead, preparing for the unexpected, keeping others informed and driving slowly and with care, you increase the chances of making it to your destination without issue.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel
Date: January 22, 2016
Subject: Compliance Checkpoint

On Sunday January 31st, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a compliance checkpoint on William Street. In addition to focusing on impaired drivers, the checkpoint will also be looking for driver’s license and registration violations. DUI saturation patrols will also be conducted during this time. This checkpoint is being conducted as part of the Joining Forces campaign.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of DUI, distracted driving, seat belt use, speeding and pedestrian safety. The goal of these enforcement campaigns is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.

Grant Funding for this checkpoint and related patrols is provided by the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety. These monies are used to pay for additional deputies who will be participating in this event.

The media is invited to cover this event.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel
Date: January 21, 2016
Subject: Impaired Drivers 

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office along with other law enforcement agencies throughout the State, will be participating in Joining Forces through the month of January and into the first part of February 2016. The focus of the event will be Impaired Drivers.

Increasing law enforcement presence during these weeks supports the overall state goal of reaching Zero Fatalities. Carson City residents can help us reach that goal by following these safety guidelines:

• designate a sober driver before drinking;
• use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation;
• take advantage of local sober ride programs;
• call 911 if a drunk driver is spotted on the road;
• take the keys or assist in making other arrangements for someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired

Grant Funding for this event is provided by the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety. These monies are used to pay for additional deputies who will be out looking for impaired drivers.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of DUI, distracted driving, seat belt use, speeding and pedestrian safety. The goal of these enforcement campaigns is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel 
Date: January 15, 2016
Subject: Excuses

Excuses, when it comes to individuals being stopped for speeding, we hear a lot of them. Here are a few:

“I’m not from around here”. No matter where you are from there are speed limits and they are enforced too.

“I did not see any speed sign”. Speed zone signs are typically posted at the beginning of a roadway and are generally posted in various locations along a road until the speed zone changes either to a greater or a reduced speed. If no sign is seen then typically the zone speed would be 25 miles per hour (mph).

“I was just going with the flow of traffic”. If going with the flow of traffic then you should not be passing other vehicles. This is a good indicator that you are exceeding the flow of traffic. You should check your speedometer to make sure that you are going the speed limit.

“I’m late for work / appointment/ school”. There are times when all of us will be late for something however speeding, aggressive driving and risking an injury crash is just not worth it. The same goes for the excuse “My child is sick at school”. If you don’t get there due to a crash, how are you going to be there to care for them?

“My speedometer is off”. Making sure that your vehicle is in good running condition and is safe to be on the roadway should be top priority not only for you and your family but, for the safety of others on the roadway. If the speedometer is not functioning properly, what else is in need of repair on your vehicle?

“I’m having a bad day”. If you are having a bad day, chances are your driving is going to spread that message to other drivers and can lead to road rage incidents. The day is not going to get much better if you receive a citation or crash your vehicle.

These are not the only excuses that we hear however, they can all be summed up fairly easily:

• Know the speed limits on the roadways that you typically travel.
• Look for and obey posted speed limit signs
• Check your speedometer so you know how fast you are going
• Don’t rush when late, call ahead and let someone know you are behind schedule
• Have your vehicle safety inspected and kept in mechanically sound condition
• Don’t drive angry, even bad days can get better and often times do

No one likes to get stopped for speeding but, no one really likes ending up in the hospital because you were speeding and crashed. Take your time, remain calm and drive courteously.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sheriff Ken Furlong
Date: January 13, 2016
Subject: Carson City Homicide Update – Additional Arrests

Update: On January 13th, Sheriff’s Detectives and Special Enforcement Officers executed a Search Warrant on Castle Way in North Carson City. Several persons of interest were interviewed as a result of the search. At the scene, Jacob Huttman, 19 years old, (12/31/96) was taken into custody on the warrant charges of Accessory to Murder, Category C Felony, Accessory to Robbery, Category C Felony, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, a Category B Felony. Also taken into custody was Johathan Skenandore, 18 years old (8/23/97) on an unrelated warrant out of the First Judicial District Court Juvenile Division.

This investigation continues to be very active with additional warrants anticipated.

The Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate this matter. Anyone with any information related to this case is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 887-2500.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sheriff Ken Furlong
Date: January 13, 2016
Subject: Carson City Homicide Update, Further Arrests

Update: On January 12th, Detectives investigating the death of Grant Watkins determined that the motive behind the shooting/homicide was likely an attempt to rob Watkins of the marijuana that he (Watkins) was attempting to sell. Detectives working the case throughout Tuesday identified the likely motive, along with several additional suspect(s), including Reed Skenandore, born 6/22/94. Skenandore was identified as having been at the scene of the shooting and having fired a handgun at the victim. The information was presented late Tuesday to a Carson City Judge and an Arrest Warrant for “Murder” was issued. By the evening hours of Tuesday night, an intense operation throughout Carson City was in progress to locate and take Skenandore (presumed to be armed and dangerous) into custody.

At Approximately 8:45 p.m. last night, information led a team of Detectives, Special Enforcement Officers, and U.S. Marshalls to a Motel on south Carson Street at Sonoma Drive where Skenandore was believed to be located. During the surveillance of the area, Skenandore was eventually spotted and positively identified as he was leaving a motel room. Skenandore walked into the parking lot area and an arrest team converged on him. Skenandore was taken into custody without incident or injuries to anyone. He is being held without bail. Following his arrest, search warrants were executed at a family residence on East Long Street, as well as other surveillances put in place at critical locations. Search teams remain active in serval areas for other persons associated with this incident.

As a result of investigative activities, Detectives believe they have uncovered the true motive and activities that transpired the night of the homicide. While we believe that all of the primary suspects that posed the greatest significant threat risk to the community have been taken into custody, other arrests remain highly likely.

The Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate this matter. Anyone with any information related to this case is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 887-2500.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sheriff Ken Furlong
Date: January 11, 2016
Subject: Carson City Homicide Update 

At approximately 8:00 a.m., this morning, the Sheriff’s SWAT team executed a search warrant at the 900 block of East Fifth Street. During the building entry, three persons of interest were retrieved from their apartment and transported to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning. The occupants of the apartment have been identified as Jesus Garcia-Manriquez, born 7/16/97, and Allen Garcia-Manriquez, born 5/12/96. Also detained was a 17 year old juvenile female.

The search of the apartment allowed detectives to retrieve approximately $10,000 cash and assorted drug paraphernalia and weights/packaging materials. No weapons were found.

While the investigation remains very active, Detectives are piecing together information that suggests the 18 year old victim, Grant Watkins (8/20/97) was attempting to sell approximately 3 ounces of marijuana to the Garcia brothers. None of the persons involved in this incident were residents of the residential area, and the nearby public park was not a determining factor. Information suggests that an event took place in the street at Windridge Drive near Scotch Pine Drive; the precipitating incident to the shooting has not been readily identified. Watkins was transported to the hospital by a friend, and was pronounced dead at 2:09 a.m..

As a result of today’s investigative activity, both of the Garcia-Manriquez brothers were booked into the Carson City Jail on the charges of Principal to Murder, and Maintaining a Drug House. Bail was set at $250,000. In addition, Jose Garcia-Manriquez is being held on an unrelated Probation Violation Warrant (no bail). The 17 year old juvenile female was released to her parents.

This investigation remains extremely active. Anyone with any information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 887-2014. Reporting persons may remain anonymous.

Previously Provided Release:

At 12:39 a.m., the Carson City Sheriff’s Office received reports of multiple shots fired in the area of Windridge Drive and Spooner Drive, in North Carson City. As units arrived in the area, authorities at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center Emergency Room reported that an adult male had arrived at their center with a gunshot wound to the stomach. The victim was in critical condition and transported to Renown Medical Center by Care Flight. The victim was pronounced dead shortly after 2 a.m.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses at this time, as well as the adult male who transported the victim to the hospital. This matter is being investigated at this time as a homicide resulting from a drug transaction.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel
Date: January 7, 2016
Subject: Driving in Winter 

Driving during wet, snowy and icy conditions requires a reduction in speed and an increase in distance between vehicles to help prevent car crashes. Operating a four wheel drive vehicle is not a license to drive faster than other vehicles around you as you will always be subject to Mother Nature and the laws of physics.

At night, black ice can play a major role in loss of traction and control while travelling on roadways. When snow accumulates and covers patches of ice, your chances of crashing dramatically increases.

Slowing down and leaving plenty of room between you and the vehicles ahead of you will cut your risk of crashing. Proper braking when coming to a stop will keep you from sliding into objects. Most vehicles today are equipped with anti-lock braking systems. Read your owner’s manual to become more familiar with their use.

Even though you may be driving the posted speed limit, you should drive slower so that you maintain better control of your vehicle should you start to lose traction. Here are some tips for regaining control of your vehicle if you begin to slide:

•At the first sign that your rear tires have broken free and are providing no traction, take your foot off of the accelerator. This will automatically reduce your speed and often times will be all you need to do to regain control of your vehicle.

•Without over-reacting, slowly turn the steering wheel in the direction that the rear end is moving. For instance, if the rear end of the car is fishtailing to the left, steer to the left.

•Try not to overcompensate with steering. If the car's rear end begins to fishtail to the other side, slowly steer in that direction.

•It is common for the rear end to fishtail to the left and right multiple times. Stay calm and continue to steer in the direction of the rear end until the car's path straightens out.

Remember, when driving during adverse weather conditions, slow down, take your time and travel to your destination safely.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel
Date: January 7, 2016 
Subject: Speeding Drivers

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office along with other law enforcement agencies throughout the State, will be participating in Joining Forces through the month of January. The focus of the event will be Speeding Drivers.

Many make New Year’s resolutions that last a couple of days, weeks or even months, but this is one that should be made and stuck to for life. Speed plays a major factor in serious injuries and fatal crashes. When the speedometer goes up, so does the possibility of tragedy occurring.

Most motorists, however, do not believe speeding is as risky as other behaviors, but according to NHTSA, the consequences of driving too fast include:

• Greater potential for loss of vehicle control
• Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment
• Increased stopping distance when the driver perceives a danger
• Increased crash severity, leading to more debilitating injuries or death
• Unexpected economic and psychological implications of a speed-related crash

Grant Funding for this event is provided by the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety. These monies are used to pay for additional deputies who will be out looking for speeding drivers.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of DUI, distracted driving, seat belt use, speeding and pedestrian safety. The goal of these enforcement campaigns is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.

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To: All Media Representatives
From: Sergeant Scott McDaniel
Date: January 2, 2016 
Subject: Yielding to Emergency Vehicles 

There seems to be some confusion in regards to pulling over for emergency vehicles. I recently spoke with an individual who informed me that they did not have to pull over and stop for law enforcement vehicles, only for fire engines and ambulances.

This information is incorrect. You as a driver have a duty to yield to any emergency vehicle which is approaching. If coming up behind you, pull to the side of the roadway and stop if it is safe to do so. At the very least slow way down so that you may be passed without concern. Do not block intersections as the emergency vehicle may be turning onto a side street.

Traffic on the opposite side of the roadway should pull to the side also in the event the emergency vehicle needs to turn across your path of travel or utilize your side of the roadway to get to where it is headed. Although this is not our preferred method, sometimes the situation dictates the necessity.

Should law enforcement be stopping you for a traffic violation, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driver’s handbook makes the following suggestions:

So what do you do when you see red lights flashing in the rearview mirror? Pull over and stop! Drivers who are stopped by law enforcement officers are encouraged to follow these instructions:

• Stop your vehicle as far out of the lane of traffic as possible. Stay in your vehicle. If you are stopped at night, turn on the interior light. Good lighting assists good
communication. If you leave the vehicle, you subject yourself and the officer to
danger from nearby traffic.

• Keep your hands in plain view at all times (preferably on the steering wheel) and refrain
from making any sudden movements. Wait for the officer to request your license, registration and evidence of insurance.

• Officers are trained to ask for identification first and provide an explanation of why you were stopped second. Provide the documents requested, and then give the officer a chance to explain why you were stopped. This will speed up the process. Remember, in most cases, the officer is in uniform and is displaying a badge and name tag. You have the advantage of knowing with whom you are dealing; the officer does not. Extend the courtesy by presenting the requested paperwork promptly and without an argument.

• Don’t argue the citation with the officer. If you think that the citation was wrongly issued, the proper procedure is to request a hearing through the court system or attend the hearing for which you received notification.

I would add that if you are not comfortable in stopping in a dimly lit area, signal the officer that you see them and point in the direction that you wish to stop for example a well-lit parking lot or street. 

 

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